This was a well written and read story about a very sad subject. It was not told in a way that was too dramatic and I'm glad I listened.
I scanned some reviews here and I see that others have said it more eloquently than I can, but I had to post my five-star review. I just finished this and it was an absolutely stunning book. I wondered ahead of time if such a very short book would tell me anything about this time that I hadn't heard before, but indeed I've never heard anything like this. Short, eloquent, and narrated by a voice that was absolutely perfect, it packed a huge punch, and left me thinking deeply about my love for my family and for others. As the author says, no one who has not experienced something like the camps can imagine it, but the book gave me a hint of the limits of human endurance, and left me thinking about how to better love my fellows in this world. One of the best listens/reads of all time for me.
This Novel is like no other. Although the experiences described were felt by many, each story is uniquely different. That is certainly the case for Elie Wiesel and his account of Night. I was hooked on the narrator's voice immediately. I was brought to that moment in time and felt as if I were right beside Elie and his family. The words and stories are real. He has chosen the right words to express the horror of Auschwitz. It is a master piece in its own right. The victims and survivors and their families of The Holocaust will NEVER be forgotten.
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
This book is astonishing in its ability to capture the horror of Nazi occupation and the life of the people whose lives and spirits the occupation threatened to destroy- but also a glimmer of hope that kept some spirits alive. Hard to stomach but well worth the listen.
I just couldn't stop listening to this incredible story....I found it was a memoir that was sensitively written and will no doubt be painful for many to listen to. Beautifully narrated by Guidall, it's a compulsory read so we may never forget the atrocities that occurred to so many.
This story was heartbreaking. I couldn't put it down. I downloaded it becuase my son was reading it for high school. I only wished the story continued.
My only regret is that I hadn't read or listened to this years ago. I can't add much to all the praise that has been heaped upon this book, except to say that it is well deserved. I honestly plan to read it again . . . and again. Narration was excellent, too.